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Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He
spent four years writing film reviews and interviews for
HollywoodChicago.com and has contributed to a variety of publications
including Time Out Chicago, The A.V. Club and Magill's Cinema Annual. His writing/editing experience includes serving as Assistant A&E Editor at the Columbia Chronicle and a full-time writer at the Woodstock Independent. He is a monthly guest on Vocalo radio's The Morning AMp program, and is also the founder of Indie Outlook, a blog and podcast featuring
exclusive interviews with some of the most exciting voices in modern
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Beanpole

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(2019)

When Lambs Become Lions

(2019)

Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer

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Gay Chorus Deep South

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Burning Cane

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The Dead Center

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Dilili in Paris

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The Weekend

(2019)

Promise at Dawn

(2019)

The Load

(2019)

Give Me Liberty

(2019)

Adam

(2019)

Tel Aviv on Fire

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Share

(2019)

At War

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Sea of Shadows

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The Plagiarists

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#374 February 18, 2020

Matt writes: For the third year in a row, I had the privilege of representing RogerEbert.com in the press room of the Academy Awards, and I got to experience firsthand the roars of elation that occurred when Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" became the first foreign language film to win Best Picture.

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#373 February 4, 2020

Matt writes: The 2020 Sundance Film Festival came to a close this past Sunday, and RogerEbert.com was there to cover all the highlights. Check out our official table of contents to skim through our complete line-up of dispatches penned by Brian Tallerico, Nick Allen, Carlos Aguilar, Monica Castillo, Robert Daniels and Tomris Laffly, as well as interviews with such talents as Bo Burnham, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Eliza Hittman, Carey Mulligan and Justin Simien.

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#372 January 21, 2020

Matt writes: With the Academy Awards just weeks away, there appears to be a quartet of front-runners emerging in the acting races: Joaquin Phoenix in "Joker" for Best Actor, Renée Zellweger in "Judy" for Best Actress, Brad Pitt in "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" for Best Supporting Actor and Laura Dern in "Marriage Story" for Best Supporting Actress.

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#371 January 7, 2020

Matt writes: One of the best-loved films of this year's awards season is Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, Little Women. In addition to Tomris Laffly's four-star review, make sure to check out Ally Johnson's appreciation of filmmaker Gillian Armstrong (who helmed the beloved 1994 adaptation) as well as Katherine Tulich's exclusive video interview (embedded below) with Gerwig and her leading lady, Saiorse Ronan.

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#370 December 24, 2019

Matt writes: As the days of 2019 grow short, let's take a look at the Best Films of 2019, as chosen by the writers at RogerEbert.com. Our combined list includes such celebrated titles as "Marriage Story," "Parasite," "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" and "The Irishman." You can find all the individual lists submitted by our writers (including your's truly) here.

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